Hello and welcome to another DIY by This Jones. I’m saying that in a semi-sarcastic, tongue-in-cheek kind of way. The reason for that is because I had to redo this chandelier 3 times before it was anywhere near presentable, and that’s not counting all the other errors in between.
The idea for this chandelier was to replace a big, yellow, painted sun globe that was casting a bit of a dull and very yellow light. It was very difficult working in.
Before I begin, I want to make sure you know, I’m not a pro. This idea was inspired by many Pinterest pins and as I’ve mentioned before, quite a work in progress.
I originally used wire to form the round shape, but it was very flimsy and as a result, a nightmare working with. It just so happened that I noticed embroidery rings while shopping in Xenos one day. I’ve seen so many DIY’s made from them and decided to invest in these for future projects. This way my structure would also be a whole lot sturdier.
You can use any type of stringing material, I used wool.
Measure the desired length of your tassel (remember, the string length will be halved).
In my case the embroidery rings’ diameter was too small, so I made it bigger by extending with a piece of wire.
Next, you’ll need some patience because it does take some time, add each piece (one at a time).
Unfortunately, I made my paper flowers quite some time ago and didn’t document the process, but you’ll be happy to know that making these are easy! There are so MANY posts on Pinterest and Youtube that will help you.
If you are looking for a very quick and easy trick, I got you. Take paper (the softer the better) and cut a flower shape into a few different sizes. As you can see in my example below, I didn’t do a very neat cut and that’s okay! Once you put a flower together, you don’t really notice the imperfections.
To add my flowers onto the frame I used wire, then:
- made a hole through the middle of my flower by using a piercing tool
(be careful if you’re a youngster, ask someone older to help you)
- cut small strips of wire
- add a bead
- fold in half
- push through the hole
- ruffle flower
- wrap the wire around the ring to secure the flower.
Using wire allows you to move the flowers around if you don’t like where it’s placed, VS using a glue gun, it’ could get messy. To add some texture to my chandelier I used a combination of paper and store bought material flowers.
In my case, the globe was attached to the ceiling by what I can only call, clips. This stayed behind once I removed the globe and that made it easy for me to attach my chandelier.
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